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Hi all, I have looked around google with little joy. Looking for advice and personal experience.

I'm after a 'standalone' virus scanner that does not require an install to be able to scan target files for common infections.

For example an .exe that I could store on a flash drive and use to scan files/folders for threats without needing to install the software onto the machine.

I am aware of websites like virustotal that scan files for infections but the dis-advantage of this is a suspectedly infected system would be quarenteened and removed from the internet (If I were checking it) so this is not really a viable option.

Let me know what you've got, Hak5.

James

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Hi all, I have looked around google with little joy. Looking for advice and personal experience.

I'm after a 'standalone' virus scanner that does not require an install to be able to scan target files for common infections.

For example an .exe that I could store on a flash drive and use to scan files/folders for threats without needing to install the software onto the machine.

I am aware of websites like virustotal that scan files for infections but the dis-advantage of this is a suspectedly infected system would be quarenteened and removed from the internet (If I were checking it) so this is not really a viable option.

Let me know what you've got, Hak5.

James

All scanners would have to be able to download definitions and updates, but there is one that you can put on a flash drive, so long as you have internet access to get the definitions. Take a look at the UBCD4WIN and the packages it comes with. There is a free virus scanner plugin for the package, but you can use it by itself with no need for the whole ISO or LiveFlash disc. Can't remember the name of it, but it should be listed on their site.

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All scanners would have to be able to download definitions and updates, but there is one that you can put on a flash drive, so long as you have internet access to get the definitions. Take a look at the UBCD4WIN and the packages it comes with. There is a free virus scanner plugin for the package, but you can use it by itself with no need for the whole ISO or LiveFlash disc. Can't remember the name of it, but it should be listed on their site.

Very true!! Av's will havte get updated on definitions but like digip but like digip also said check ubcd and try googling how to make your own, that way you can make an uptodate cd that you can boot into with an av that got reasonable up to date definitions

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Hi all, I have looked around google with little joy. Looking for advice and personal experience.

I'm after a 'standalone' virus scanner that does not require an install to be able to scan target files for common infections.

For example an .exe that I could store on a flash drive and use to scan files/folders for threats without needing to install the software onto the machine.

I am aware of websites like virustotal that scan files for infections but the dis-advantage of this is a suspectedly infected system would be quarenteened and removed from the internet (If I were checking it) so this is not really a viable option.

Let me know what you've got, Hak5.

James

look up A2 scanner the def will need to be manually updated but it runs from flash drive

or click http://wareseeker.com/Security-Privacy/a-s....103.zip/202758

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